Jeremiah 2:20-25 NIV

20 "Long ago you broke off your yoke1 and tore off your bonds;2 you said, 'I will not serve you!'3 Indeed, on every high hill4 and under every spreading tree5 you lay down as a prostitute.6

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21 I had planted7 you like a choice vine8 of sound and reliable stock. How then did you turn against me into a corrupt,9 wild vine?

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22 Although you wash10 yourself with soda11 and use an abundance of soap, the stain of your guilt is still before me," declares the Sovereign LORD.12

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23 "How can you say, 'I am not defiled;13 I have not run after the Baals'?14 See how you behaved in the valley;15 consider what you have done. You are a swift she-camel running16 here and there,

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      24 a wild donkey17 accustomed to the desert,18 sniffing the wind in her craving-- in her heat who can restrain her? Any males that pursue her need not tire themselves; at mating time they will find her.

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      25 Do not run until your feet are bare and your throat is dry. But you said, 'It's no use!19 I love foreign gods,20 and I must go after them.'21

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